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Forecast 2018: Long Island Boys Lacrosse

As arguably the home office of the sport on the high school level, Long Island lacrosse is a year-round sport and we take a look back at a spectacular 2017 and look ahead at what should be a fun 2018. Here’s some of the top storylines and returning players.

Forecast 2017-18: Girls Lacrosse (7/17/17)

Some of the top returning stars returning from Long Island this spring.

Forecast 2017-18: Long Island girls lacrosse

We take a look ahead at the 2018 girls lacrosse season on Long Island with some intriguing storylines and some of the top players to watch

Full Game: Ridgewood 13, Wantagh 6

April 22, 2017: Watch the full game broadcast of Ridgewood's 13-6 girls lax win over Wantagh in the Gains For Brains Showcase.

Full Game: Ward Melville 10, Smithtown West 7

April 21, 2017: Watch the full game broadcast of Ward Melville's 10-7 boys lax win over Smithtown West.

Full Game: Mount Sinai 10, Wantagh 4

June 4, 2017: Watch the full game broadcast of Mt. Sinai's 10-4 girls lacrosse win over Wantagh in the LIC Class 'C' final.

Full Game: Darien 12, Bayport-Blue Point 4

April 22, 2017: Watch the full game broadcast of Darien's 12-4 girls lax win over Bayport-Blue Point in the Gains For Brains Showcase.

Full Game: Middle Country 10, Massapequa 9

June 4, 2017: Watch the full game broadcast of Middle County's 10-9 girls lacrosse win over Massapequa in the LIC Class 'A' final.

Freeport's Cellan among third class in Nassau Hall of Fame

The 31-member class was announced at a press conference at the renovated Nassau Coliseum Wednesday morning. It is also where the County High School Athletics Hall of Fame will be housed.

Full Game: Garden City 17, Long Beach 7

May 31, 2017: Watch the full game broadcast of Garden City's 17-7 girls lacrosse win over Long Beach in the Nassau 'B' final.

2017 All-Metro Girls Lacrosse First Team

Meet the players selected to the 2017 All-Metro Girls Lacrosse First Team

2017 All-Metro Girls Lacrosse Second Team and Honorable Mention

Meet the players who were named to News12Varsity's 2017 All-Metro Second Team and Honorable Mention

2017 All-Long Island Girls Lacrosse Second Team and Honorable Mention

Meet the 2017 All-Long Island Girls Lacrosse Second Team and Honorable Mention selections

2017 All-Metro Boys Lacrosse Second Team and Honorable Mention

Congratulations to all selected to the All-Metro Second Team and Honorable Mention

Plays of the Week (6/14/2017)

Want to see the most amazing plays from the past week? Then this is the show for you. Jimmy Cavallo counts them down - with a little help from you - every Wednesday.

2017 All-Metro Boys Lacrosse First Team

News 12 Varsity presents the seventh annual All-Metro Boys Lacrosse First Team, honoring the best players by position in the tri-state area

2017 All-Long Island Girls Lacrosse First Team

Meet the best of the best of Long Island girls lacrosse this season as we unveil News 12 Varsity's 2017 All-Long Island Girls Lacrosse First Team

Final Tri-State Girls Lacrosse Top 20 Poll (6/13)

Bridgewater-Raritan won its first New Jersey Tournament of Champions title and leapfrogged the competition to reach No. 1 in the Tri-State.

Tri-State Boys Lacrosse Top 20 (6/13/2017)

Jimmy Cavallo, Dylan Butler and Mike Kinney bring you the latest edition of the Tri-State Boys Lacrosse Top 20 poll every Tuesday with highlights, reaction and more.

Tri-State Girls Lacrosse Top 20 (6/13/2017)

Jimmy Cavallo and Andrew "The Raff" Rappaport present our weekly Tri-State Girls Lacrosse Top 20 poll. Who will be No. 1 this week? Watch every Tuesday to find out.

Full Game: Cold Spring Harbor 16, Lynbrook 2

May 30, 2017: Watch the full game broadcast of Cold Spring Harbor's 16-2 boys lacrosse victory Lynbrook in the Nassau 'C' final.

Final Tri-State Boys Lacrosse Top 20 poll (6/13)

Darien started the season at No. 1 and the Blue Wave end there. Find out who else makes the final Tri-State Boys Lacrosse Top 20 poll of the spring.

Final power rankings: Long Island girls lacrosse (6/13)

Garden City finishes atop the Long Island girls lacrosse power rankings this year. Find out who joins the Trojans in the final rankings.

2017 All-Long Island Boys Lacrosse Second Team and Honorable Mention

Meet the 2017 All-Long Island Boys Lacrosse Second Team and Honorable Mention selections. All told, 56 athletes from 27 different schools were honored by News 12 Varsity for their contributions this season.

Stick Check - Long Island (6/12/2017)

Jimmy Cavallo and our cast of regional experts keep you in-the-know on the high school lacrosse landscape on News 12 Varsity Stick Check.

Full Game: Ward Melville 9, Smithtown East 8

May 31, 2017: Watch the full game broadcast of Ward Melville's 8-7 victory over Smithtown East in the Suffolk 'A' final.

Full Game: Eastport-SM 15, Rocky Point 8

May 30, 2017: Watch the full game broadcast of Eastport-SM's 15-8 girls lacrosse win over Rocky Point in the Suffolk 'B' final.

Full Game: Shoreham-WR 13, Islip 7

May 31, 2017: Watch the full game broadcast of Shoreham-WR's 12-7 boys lacrosse win over Islip in the Suffolk 'C' final.

Game replay: Middle Country 10, Massapequa 9

June 4, 2017: Watch the game replay of Middle County's 10-9 girls lacrosse win over Massapequa in the LIC Class 'A' final.

2017 All-Long Island Boys Lacrosse First Team

Meet the best of the best of Long Island boys lacrosse this season as we unveil News 12 Varsity's 2017 All-Long Island Boys Lacrosse First Team

Final power rankings: Long Island boys lacrosse (6/13)

Cold Spring Harbor finishes the year atop the Long Island boys lacrosse power rankings. Find out who joins the three-time state champions

Postgame: Ward Melville stuns Pittsford in lax finals (6/10/17)

Ward Melville's Eddie Munoz and Matt Grillo talk about their dramatic come-from-behind win over Pittsford in the NYS A finals.

Postgame: Cold Spring Harbor three-peats NYS titles (6/10/17)

Cold Spring Harbor's Matt Licciardi and Taylor Strough talk about winning their thirst straight NYS lacrosse title.

History: No. 2 Cold Spring Harbor wins third straight NYS Class C title

The Seahawks did something that no other team had ever done on Long Island when they captured their third straight New York State title with a thrilling 11-9 win over Jamesville-DeWitt at St. John Fisher College.

Highlights: Ward Melville 10, Pittsford 9 in OT - NYS A final (6/10/17)

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Highlights from Ward Melville's stunning overtime win over Pittsford in the NYS Class A boys lacrosse finales.

Highlights: Cold Spring Harbor 11, Jamesville-Dewitt 9 - NYS Class C final (6/10/17)

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Highlights from Cold Spring Harbor's win over Jamesville-Dewitt in the NYS Class C boys lacrosse finals.

Full Game: Massapequa 12, Farmingdale 3

May 30, 2017: Watch the full game broadcast of Massapequa's 12-3 boys lacrosse win over Farmingdale in the Nassau 'A' final.

Rally in Rochester: No. 4 Ward Melville captures NYS Class A title

Grillo’s third goal of the game – he also scored the tying tally with eight seconds remaining in the fourth quarter – capped a stunning comeback for the Patriots, who trailed 9-5 with just over a minute left in regulation.

Family Ties: Ward Melville lacrosse in Cassidy's blood

His grandfather, Joe Mayer, is one of the founding fathers of Three Village Lacrosse, the feeder program for the Patriots and his mother, aunt, uncle and cousins all played for Ward Melville. Now it’s Perry’s turn and the lifelong goalie is one win away from helping lead the Patriots to their first New York State title since 2013.

Guarneri brothers the grit of glamorous Cold Spring Harbor

While Ian Laviano, Taylor Strough and Matt Licciardi are the movie stars in Cold Spring Harbor's vaunted attack, brothers Dylan and Hunter Guarneri are the heartbeat of a defense they consider to be underrated.

Huddle Up (Moorestown vs. Delbarton) - 6/8/2017

Join Amanda Pugliese and our regional experts for a look ahead at the top lacrosse games each week.

Oh brother: Westlake rallies to beat Babylon in NYS 'D' semis

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Kyle Donnery scored the winner 44 seconds into overtime to lift Westlake to an 11-10 win over Babylon in the NYS Class D semifinals.

No. 9 Yorktown beats No. 5 Garden City in 2OT

Dom Cioffi scored off a feed from Hunter Embury 1:19 into the second overtime to lift Yorktown to a 5-4 win over Garden City in the NYS Class B semifinals

Highlights: Yorktown 6, Garden City 5 - 2OT (6/7/17)

Highlights from Yorktown's win over Garden City in the NYSPHSAA Class B boys lacrosse semifinals

No. 4 Ward Melville tops No. 18 Lakeland/Panas in NYS 'A' semis

Andrew Lockhart had two goals and three assists to lead Ward Melville to a 9-6 win over Lakeland/Panas in the NYS Class A semifinals.

No. 2 Cold Spring Harbor downs No. 12 Pleasantville, clinches state title berth

Kevin Winkoff notched a second-half hat trick to lift the Seahawks, ranked No. 2 in the Tri-State by News 12 Varsity, to a 9-6 victory over Pleasantville, booking another trip to the state title game.

Full Game: Lynbrook 12, Locust Valley 9

May 24, 2017: Watch the full game broadcast of Lynbrook's 12-9 boys lax win over Locust Valley in the Nassau 'C' semifinal.

Plays of the Week (6/7/2017)

Want to see the most amazing plays from the past week? Then this is the show for you. Jimmy Cavallo counts them down - with a little help from you - every Wednesday.

Huddle Up (6/6/2017)

Join Amanda Pugliese and our regional experts for a look ahead at the top lacrosse games each week.

Huddle Up (Ramapo vs. Delbarton) - 6/6/2017

Join Amanda Pugliese and our regional experts for a look ahead at the top lacrosse games each week.

Huddle Up (Pingry vs. Moorestown) - 6/6/2017

Join Amanda Pugliese and our regional experts for a look ahead at the top lacrosse games each week.

Huddle Up (Lakeland-Panas vs. Ward Melville) - 6/6/2017

Join Amanda Pugliese and our regional experts for a look ahead at the top lacrosse games each week.

Huddle Up (Yorktown vs. Garden City) - 6/6/2017

Join Amanda Pugliese and our regional experts for a look ahead at the top lacrosse games each week.

Huddle Up (Pleasantville vs. Cold Spring Harbor) - 6/6/2017

Join Amanda Pugliese and our regional experts for a look ahead at the top lacrosse games each week.

Huddle Up (Westlake vs. Babylon) - 6/6/2017

Join Amanda Pugliese and our regional experts for a look ahead at the top lacrosse games each week.

Tri-State Boys Lacrosse Top 20 (6/6/2017)

Jimmy Cavallo, Dylan Butler and Mike Kinney bring you the latest edition of the Tri-State Boys Lacrosse Top 20 poll every Tuesday with highlights, reaction and more.

Tri-State Girls Lacrosse Top 20 (6/6/2017)

Jimmy Cavallo and Andrew "The Raff" Rappaport present our weekly Tri-State Girls Lacrosse Top 20 poll. Who will be No. 1 this week? Watch every Tuesday to find out.

Full game: Garden City 14, Eastport South-Manor 4

June 3, 2017: Watch the complete broadcast of Garden City's 14-4 boys lacrosse victory over Eastpor South-Manor in the LIC Class B final.

Full game: Ward Melville 8, Massapequa 5

June 3, 2017: Watch the complete broadcast of Ward Melville's 8-5 boys lacrosse victory over Massapequa in the LIC Class A final.

Full game: Cold Spring Harbor 16, Shoreham Wading-River 7

June 3, 2017: Watch the complete broadcast of Cold Spring Harbor's 16-7 boys lacrosse victory over Shoreham Wading-River in the LIC Class C final.

Tri-State Girls Lacrosse Top 20 Poll (6/6)

Bridgewater-Raritan's tight victory over previous No. 1 Ridgewood

Tri-State Boys Lacrosse Top 20 poll (6/6)

Matt Licciardi and the Seahawks of Cold Spring Harbor celebrated a third consecutive Long Island Class C title Saturday. Find out who joins them in this week's Tri-State Top 20

Power rankings: Long Island girls lacrosse (6/6)

Fresh off a Long Island Class C title, find out where Mt. Sinai lands in this week's Long Island girls lacrosse power rankings

Stick Check - Long Island (6/5/2017)

Jimmy Cavallo and our cast of regional experts keep you in-the-know on the high school lacrosse landscape on News 12 Varsity Stick Check.

Full Game: Farmingdale 11, Syosset 10

May 24, 2017: Watch the full game broadcast of Farmingdale's 11-10 boys lax win over Syosset in the Nassau 'A' semifinal.

Full Game: Cold Spring Harbor 15, North Shore 8

May 23, 2017: Watch the full game broadcast of Cold Spring Harbor's 15-8 boy lax win over North Shore in the Nassau 'C' semifinal.

Ortega's record-setting performance leads No. 10 Middle Country to LI 'A' title

Middle Country senior Jamie Ortega tallied a game-high seven points and set the New York State all-time points record in the Mad Dogs' 10-9 win over Massapequa in the Long Island Class A final.

Photos: Middle Country vs Massapequa - LI Class A girls lacrosse final

Middle Country vs Massapequa Girls Lacrosse

Mattituck-Southold wins first Long Island Class D title

Mattituck-Southold defeated Carle Place, 15-5, to win the Long Island Class D title Sunday evening.

Photos: Mt. Sinai vs Wantagh - LI Class C girls lacrosse final

Mt. Sinai vs Wantagh Girls Lacrosse

Three-peat: Mt. Sinai knocks off Wantagh for LI 'C' championship

Along with a smattering of lockdown defense, Mount Sinai captured its third straight Long Island Class C championship as the Mustangs cruised past Wantagh 10-4 at Adelphi’s Motamed Field Sunday afternoon.

Power rankings: Long Island boys lacrosse (6/6)

Ward Melville celebrated a second straight Long Island Class A title after beating Massapequa. See where the Patriots are in this week's Long Island boys lacrosse power rankings.

Twice is nice: Garden City wins LIC 'B' title

Garden City’s second half surge propelled the Trojans to its second straight Long Island Class B title as they downed Eastport-South Manor 12-6 at Motamed Field Sunday afternoon.

Photos: Garden City vs Eastport South Manor - LI Class B girls lacrosse final

Garden City vs Eastport South Manor Girls Lax

Garden City’s Cook hat-trick

Garden City’s Caitlin Cook completes the hat-trick on the feed from Kelly George with 5:37 remaining as the Trojans take a 12-6 lead.

Garden City celebration

Garden City defeats Eastport-South Manor 12-6, shutting out the Sharks 7-0 in the second half, to win the Long Island Class B Championship.

Garden City’s Brattan impressive dodge

Garden City’s Jackie Brattan dodges impressively to the cage to give the Trojans their largest lead of the game, 9-6, over Eastport-South Manor with 9:31 to go in regulation.

Garden City from defense to offense

Garden City’s Jackie Brattan finishes the transition play for the Trojans increasing the lead to 10-6 against Eastport-South Manor.

Garden City’s McDonnell quick stick

Garden City’s Liam McDonnell is set up by Kelly George for the goal and 11-6 lead over Eastport-South Manor with 6:57 left in the second half.

Garden City’s evens the score

Garden City’s Sarah Kaval connects on the free-position with 22:57 left to tie the score, 6-6, against Eastport-South Manor.

Garden City takes its first lead

Garden City’s Kelly George scores on the free-position chance for a 7-6 lead over Eastport-South Manor with 16:24 to go in the second half.

Garden City good passing

Garden City’s Celia Concannon scores on the pass from Sarah Kaval to take an 8-6 lead over Eastport-South Manor with 16:24 to go in the second half.

Garden City’s Medjid free-position

Garden City’s Jenn Medjid registers her second free-position goal of the first half as the junior scores in the final minute of the first half against Eastport-South Manor to cut the deficit to 6-5.

ESM cashing in on free-positions

Eastport-South Manor’s Kasey Choma delivers a free-position goal for the 5-2 lead over Garden City, forcing a timeout with 8:12 remaining in the first half.

Garden City’s Medjid free-position goal

Garden City’s Jenn Medjid earns consecutive free-positions and deposits the second to the back of the net to trim the deficit to just 5-3 against Eastport-South Manor at the 5:10 mark.

Garden City’s Cook scores second

Garden City’s Caitlin Cook scores the Trojans’ first goal in the run of play to make the score, 5-4, in Eastport-South Manor’s favor.

ESM scores in transition

Eastport-South Manor’s Emily Masera finishes the unsettled situation as the Sharks take a 6-4 lead against Garden City with 1:17 left in the first half.

ESM builds another lead

Eastport-South Manor’s Kelsey Huff scores on the free-position as the Sharks take a 4-2 lead over Garden City with 10:06 left in the first half.

Garden City answers back

Garden City’s Caitlin Cook scores on the free-position goal to cut the deficit to 2-1 against Eastport-South Manor with 16:58 to go in the first half.

Garden City ties the score early

Garden City scores two straight free-position goals, the most recent by Sarah Mackey, to even the score, 2-2, against Eastport-South Manor in the first half.

ESM strikes first

Eastport-South Manor’s Hope Steuerwald scores on the feed from Kaitlyn Dowsett for the 1-0 lead over Garden City less than four minutes in.

No. 2 Cold Spring Harbor runs to third straight LI title

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The clock was on Cold Spring Harbor’s side Saturday with the run-and-gun Seahawks playing the majority of the second half of a 16-7 win over Shoreham-Wading River in running time.

Babylon wins second-ever Long Island crown

Allen had five goals and one assist, Scott Zeterberg had four goals, Scott Sasso had one goal and one assist, Zach Perotto and Jack Hartigan added one goal apiece, Watt made 11 saves and Sean Baudille won 12-of-21 faceoffs for Babylon, which last won a Long Island title when the Panthers captured the ‘C’ title in 2014.

Livecast primer: No. 10 Middle Country vs. Massapequa, Long Island 'A' final

Middle Country takes on Massapequa in the Long Island Class A final Sunday evening at Adelphi University. Watch live on News 12 Varsity!

Keating helps lead No. 9 Garden City to LI 'B' title

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An explosion of goals in the third quarter gave Garden City the boost to win its 15th Long Island Class B title as the Trojans defeated Eastport South Manor 14-4 Saturday at Stony Brook’s LaValle Stadium.

Photos: Cold Spring Harbor vs Shoreham-Wading River - LI Class C boys lacrosse final

Cold Spring Harbor vs Shoreham-Wading River LIC Class C Boys

Photos: Eastport-South Manor vs Garden City - LI Class B boys lacrosse final

Eastport-South Manor vs Garden City boys lax Class B LIC

Photos: Massapequa vs Ward Melville - LI Class A boys lacrosse final

Massapequa vs Ward Melville boy lacrosse Class A LIC

Garden City’s Dutton goal

Garden City’s Cole Dutton gets on the board, on the feed from Charlie Comisky, for a 14-4 lead with 5:45 remaining in the fourth quarter.

Garden City celebration

Garden City takes down Eastport-South Manor, 14-4, to win the Long Island Class B title.

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